Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Our conference is run by a dedicated team consisting mostly of volunteers. This page outlines the folks who are helping get things done, and what their roles are.


Eric Holscher

Eric is one of the cofounders of Write the Docs, and also one of the cofounders of the Read the Docs documentation platform. He is the primary chair of the Portland conference, and loves to talk all things docs :)

Samuel Wright

Sam has been organizing Write the Docs conferences for a few years now. He lives in Berlin unless he’s off to a conference or death metal festival somewhere. Sam is a contract technical writer working with Red Hat and various other companies.

Mikey Ariel

Mikey is the documentation czar for Write the Docs in Europe. She is an avid dancer as well as singer, and has probably traveled across more of Europe than you have. Mikey is a senior technical writer at Red Hat living in Prague.

Primary Roles

  • Conference chair - Eric Holscher
  • Conference co-chair - TBD
  • Code of conduct response - See code of conduct page
  • Speaker coordinator - Samuel Wright
  • Unconference coordinator - TBD
  • Lightning Talk coordinator - TBD
  • Hike coordinator - Eric Holscher
  • Infrastructure coordinator - TBD
  • Swag coordinator - Mikey Ariel
  • Communication coordinator - TBD
  • Explore Portland coordinators - TBD
  • Job Fair coordinator - TBD
  • Welcome Wagon coordinators - TBD
  • Sponsorship coordinator - Eric Holscher
  • Writing Day coordinator - TBD
  • Volunteer coordinator -TBD
  • Emcee - TBD
  • Social media coordinator - TBD

You can read descriptions of all the roles in our Event Roles doc.